The Power of Networks for School Improvement: Learning with Steven Katz (2)

The Power of Networks for School Improvement Just because we work in groups doesn’t mean good things will happen. Not all group work is good work. What are some of the potential PERILS of learning networks and learning communities? Quality Control – Anything spreads. [We see this in our online Professional Learning Networks]. A bad […]

The Power of Networks for School Improvement: Learning with Steven Katz (1)

Creating Networks for School Improvement We want to move from VERTICAL to HORIZONTAL capacity building so we can learn in at least three ways: Learn FROM one another [when I need information I don’t have] Learn WITH one another [when we all want to know] Learn ON BEHALF OF others [when we learn something we […]

Modern Learners: A Frame for Decisions

We struggle to make sense of the world. We swim in a sea of notifications, podcasts, new books to read, white papers, comments. My head hurts sometimes, just trying to make sense of what we are learning, and how it can be organized, documented, and shared with others. I used my learning time this morning […]

Edline Canada: Our Final Show on Designing Schools for Learning

This week on Edline Canada we are wrapping up our 2018-2019 school year season with a final look at designing schools for learning. Over the past month we have been talking to educators across Canada about this topic. On April 27, we welcomed Randy Fielding and Jill Handrigan to the VoicEd Airwaves. Jill was in […]

Timeless Learning: On Edline Canada This Week, Dr. Pam Moran and Ira Socol

This week on Edline Canada, we continue our conversation around Design for Learning. We are so pleased to welcome two of the authors of Timeless Learning: How Observation, Imagination and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools. Dr. Pam Moran was Superintendent of Albermarle County Public Schools from January 2006 through June of 2018. She now serves as […]

Designing Schools For Learning: Award Winning Canadian Schools

This week on Edline Canada, we continue our series on Designing Schools for Learning. We are so pleased to welcome as guests two educators from award winning schools right here in Canada. Will Burton is a teacher-advisor at the Maples MET School, MICE Program, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I met Will on Thursday evening, May 2, […]

Edline Canada: Design for Learning

This week on Edline Canada, we are talking about design for learning. We welcome Randall Fielding and Jill Handrigan as our guests. Randy Fielding is the Founding Chairman of Fielding Nair International. His unique approach puts learning at the centre of how schools are designed and built. My favourite line from his bio is this: […]

On Nuance: Dr. Michael Fullan In Conversation With Stephen Hurley

Recently, Stephen Hurley recorded a podcast in conversation with Dr. Michael Fullan where they explored some of the ideas from his latest book, “Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail” Please listen to this VoicEd Radio On Demand Podcast here. In this podcast, Stephen and Michael take us back to the 1960’s when innovation […]

Reframing Autism

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gerry Costa, Director, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University. Dr. Costa was a guest on EdLine Canada, the open line education show I co-host with Stephen Hurley on VoicEd Radio each Sunday afternoon. Dr. Costa was previously interviewed by Stephen Hurley […]

Autism: Let’s Think Twice!

Educators continue the important conversations this weekend as EdLine Canada features cross-Canada thinking about autism. This one-hour open line show on VoicEd Radio is an opportunity for educators, parents and the public education community to join the conversation. This week, we welcome Dr. Gerry Costa back to VoicEd Radio. Dr. Costa is “the founding director […]